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Toddler Storytime- Cars!

 

April 5, 2018

Books: 
Sputter, Sputter, Sput by Babs Bell
Moo! by David LaRochelle

Felt Story:  Lots of  Cars!
There are lots of cars driving down the street (pretend to have a steering wheel)
Tell me what color do you see? (place color car on felt board)
Big cars, little cars (spread arms big and little)
Beep! Beep! Beep!
Look at all the cars driving down the street!

Music:
Stop at the Red Light” by Various Artists
Stop & Go” by Greg and Steve (we danced with instruments)

Letter of the Week:
This week we learned the letter Xx. 

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends, hello friends.
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Transition Rhyme
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends.
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends.

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April 5, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: March 28, 2018

Books

Don’t Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup
If I Were a Kangaroo by Mylisa Larsen, illus. by Anna Raff

Music

“Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes” by Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel, It’s Toddler Time
“Bluegrass Jamboree” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Ten Little Fingers
I have ten little fingers
And they all belong to me.
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight.
Or open them wide.
Put them all together,
Or make them all hide.
I can make them jump high,
I can make them jump low.
I can fold them quietly,
And hold them all just so!

I Bounce You Here
I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere
I tickle you here, I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere

A Little Circle
A little circle
A bigger circle
A great big circle I see
Let us count the circles we made: 1, 2, 3!
Make the shapes with your hands – can use other shapes too (diamonds, triangles, rectangles)

Slowly Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (creep fingers up baby’s leg)
Creeps the little snail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (arm)
Up the wooden rail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (tickle all over)
Runs the little mouse
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (dance fingers over tummy)
All around the house

Old MacDonald Had a Band
Old Macdonald had a band, E I E I O
And in this band he had some shakers, E I E I O
With a shake, shake here and a shake, shake there
Here a shake, there a shake, everywhere a shake, shake
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O
Repeat with other instruments

March 28, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

March is Reading Month!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Books

Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll
Hooray for Books! by Brian Won
I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illus. by Frank Morrison

Music

“Clap Your Hands” from Songs for Wiggleworms
“Crazy Hands” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Rock & Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Hands on Shoulders
Hands on shoulders,
Hands on knees.
Hands behind you,
If you please;
Touch your shoulders,
Now your nose,
Now your hair and now your toes.
Hands up high in the air,
Down at your sides, and touch your hair;
Hands up high now as before,
Now clap your hands, 1-2-3-4.

Fingerplay: Ten Fingers
I have ten fingers (hold up both hands, fingers spread).
And they all belong to me, (point to self).
I can make them do things-
Would you like to see?

I can shut them up tight (make fists)
I can open them wide (open hands).
I can put them together (place palms together).
I can make them all hide (put hands behind back).

I can make them jump high (hands over head).
I can make them jump low (touch floor).
I can fold them up quietly (fold hands in lap).
And hold them just so.

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
-Stomp your feet
-Nod your head
-Blink your eyes
-Wiggle your hips
-Tap your toes
-Wave your hands

March 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 7, 2018

Books

Five Green and Speckled Frogs by Priscilla Burris
Puppy, Puppy, Puppy by Julie Sternberg, illus. by Fred Koehler

Music

“Bounce Your Baby” by Caspar Babypants, This is Fun!
“One Man Band” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Toddler’s Next Steps: Playtime Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

One Potato
One potato, two potato, three potato, four
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more!
Pound fists, can also use other foods to vary up the syllables (bananas, tomatoes, pumpkin, apples, blueberries)

From Wibbleton to Wobbleton
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton, from Wobbleton to Wibbleton
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles

Star Light
Star light, star bright
First star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight

Kissy Game
(Give baby kisses on all of the body parts, remembering to make eye contact.)
Kissy, kissy fingers,
Kissy, kissy toes,
Kissy, kissy baby,
On your kissy, nose.

I love to kiss your fingers.
I love to kiss your toes.
I love to kiss my baby,
On your kissy, nose!

If You Like Music
If you like music and you know it, play up high
If you like music and you know it, play up high
If you like music and you know it
And you really want to show it
If you like music and you know it, play up high

If you like music and you know it, play down low . . .

February 7, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – January 26, 2018

Books

Old MacDonald Had a . . . Zoo? by Iza Trapani
If You’re Happy and You Know It by James Warhola

Music

“On the Move” by Jane Schoenberg & Steve Schoenberg, My Bodyworks
“Jump & Jam” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’
“Run Baby Run” by Caspar Babypants
“Snow Day” by Justin Roberts, Jungle Gym

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Movement Rhyme: Reach and Wiggle
Lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me: one, two, three four.
Clap your hands now: one, two, three,
Then fold them in your lap like me.

Song: Old Lady Sally
Tune: Mulberry Bush
Old Lady Sally likes to jumpity-jump
Jumpity-jump, jumpity-jump
Old Lady Sally likes to jumpity-jump
And Old Lady Sally likes to STOP! (rest)

Rollity-roll
Tippity-toe
Marchity-march
Clappity-clap
Shruggity-shrug

Instrument Song: If You Like Music
If you like music and you know it, play up high
If you like music and you know it, play up high
If you like music and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you like music and you know it, play up high

Play down low
Spin around

Movement Rhyme: Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side,
Then behind my back they hide.
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so,
Shake them fast, shake them slow.
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap,
Then I rest them in my lap.
Now they’re quiet as can be
Because it’s listening time, you see.

 

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

January 26, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – November 3, 2017

Books

The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson & Helen Oxenbury
Noisy Night by Mac Barnett, illus. by Brian Biggs

Music

“Stretch” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes
“Wheels on the Bus” by Go Fish, Party Like a Preschooler
“Marching Medley” by Ralph Covert, Ralph’s World
“Down by the Bay” by The Learning Groove, Groovy Green

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Movement Rhyme: Reach and Wiggle
Lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me: one, two, three four.
Clap your hands now: one, two, three,
Then fold them in your lap like me.

Instrument Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It, Play Your Instrument
If you’re happy and you know it . . .
Play your instrument
Play up high
Rub your tummy
Play them softly
Play them loudly
Tap your hand

Movement Rhyme: Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them all around.
Clap them loud, then clap them soft
Now don’t make a sound.

Stamp, stamp, stamp your feet,
Stamp them all around.
Stamp them loud, then stamp them soft,
Now don’t make a sound.

 

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

November 3, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 4, 2017

Books

Baby Says “Moo!” by JoAnn Early Macken, illus. by David Walker
Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Sam Williams

Music

“This Old Man” by Rob Newhouse, Songs for Wiggleworms
“Jump & Jam” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

Bounce Me
Bounce me, bounce me, on your knees
Bounce me, bounce me, pretty please
Bounce me here
Bounce me there
Bounce me, bounce me, everywhere!

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, shake your bushy tail (repeat)
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes (tickle)
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, shake your bushy tail
Can use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

Little Boy Blue
Little boy blue, come blow your horn
The sheep’s in the meadow
The cow’s in the corn
But where is the boy who looks after the sheep
He’s under the haystack, fast asleep

Old MacDonald Had a Band
Can change props each verse
Old Macdonald had a band, E I E I O
And in this band he had some shakers, E I E I O
With a shake, shake here and a shake, shake there
Here a shake, there a shake, everywhere a shake, shake
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O

October 4, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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